This Is The Disgusting Way One Group Weaponized HIV

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Edgel and Carmen Lucas examine a positive malaria blood smear at NAMRU, 6 in Callao, Peru./U.S. Navy photo/Navy/public domain


When Alexander Jones became an intelligence officer for the South African Institute for Maritime Research (SAIMR) three decades ago, he had no idea the kind of cruel, disgusting plans the group’s leadership had in mind for the Black citizens of South Africa.

This sophisticated underground organization was largely tasked with destabilizing foreign countries, inciting military coups, and the assassination of foreign diplomats. But it was leader Keith Maxwell’s hate towards Black South Africans that sparked the evilest operation of all.  

Maxwell launched a sinister medical experimentation program from Wammer Pan, the southern Johannesburg naval base the group operated out of as a cover. To the outside world, Maxwell’s obsessive research on HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) was in line with his good-natured humanitarian public persona. And this was a perfect way to gain access to his most vulnerable victims.

In the documentary Cold Case Hammarskjöld, former SAIMR member Jones recounts how the mission to cause an epidemic went largely undetected.

“What easier way to get a guinea pig than [when] you live in an apartheid system? Black people have got no rights, they need medical treatment. There’s a white ‘philanthropist’ coming in and saying, ‘You know, I’ll open up these clinics and I’ll treat you.’ And meantime [he is] actually the wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

According to Jones’ claims, Maxwell spread the virus to patients across South Africa and Mozambique by posing as a doctor (who had no credentials) in poor sections of town, advertising fake treatments like inserting victims into “tubes” that he claimed would allow him to “see your insides,” and administering false injections.

Jones’ confessions have not been verified, but it does align with documents sharing Maxwell’s own motivations to wipe out all but white South Africans from power - and even from existence!

He once wrote that “[South Africa] may well have… a white majority by the year 2000. Religion in its conservative, traditional form will return. Abortion on demand, abuse of drugs, and the other excesses of the 1960s, 70s and 80s will have no place in the post-AIDS world.” The post-AIDS world Maxwell was praising was, in his mind, one where the Black South African population was obliterated by this merciless disease.

John Maxwell’s plot to deceive and harm countless poor and vulnerable Black people by weaponizing HIV proves the existence of stealthy, organized, and powerful entities who still have nothing more than hate and annihilation in their hearts for us.  

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